Heidi Crouch Support Fund
Heidi Crouch had a brain aneurysm early in the morning on July 4, 2014. Here is the story on how fast she made it to the hospital.....and how God was watching over her from the beginning. Heidi was having a block party with loved ones on July 3, 2014. She was not feeling well so she went to bed while others continued to enjoy the get together. Her husband John is a firefighter, cop, and EMT in the Bay Area, CA. John was still awake with friends when he heard a car accident at the end of his drive way (hit and run to top it off). Being the hero that he is he rushed out to help. He then had to pry the door open and start helping the injured driver. Heidi awoke due to the loud sound of the crash and came down the long driveway to ask John if he needed his medical bag. The ambulance was coming down the street. Heidi and 2 neighbors turned and started walking back up the driveway and that is when the tragedy happened and Heidi collapsed. Thankfully she was standing in the middle and the other 2 people caught her fall. She began having a seizure and getting sick while unconscious. John rushed to her side and since the ambulance was already there due to the car accident they were able to start working on her right away along with her husband John. She was rushed to Saint Louise Hospital in Gilroy and then air lifted to Stanford Hospital.
After exploratory surgery that lasted 2.5 hours (estimated that it would be 45 minutes) the neurosurgeon knew that they couldn’t get to the bleed without doing full open brain surgery. Heidi is at one of the top hospitals in the Country and is working with one of the top neurosurgeons in the Country. Currently as we write this she is still in surgery….updates to come.
Heidi and John have 2 kids, Tyler (7 years old) and Katelyn (6 years old). Heidi is very active in her church, Morgan Hill Bible Church (Pastor Dave Whitaker has been in the waiting room all day praying with us). She is also a vital board member for Morgan Hill Pop Warner. She is surrounded by many people who love her and are praying for her. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts. Heidi’s mom, dad and brother are on their way down to California from Oregon.
Please consider making a donation to the family to help with the expenses that they will incur. Medical bills will be astronomical. Today alone will be a substantial bill between the air lift and the surgery. But this will be minor as recovery care and missing time from work will be a huge burden on this loving and caring family. For those of you that know Heidi she is always the first to help anyone no matter what inconvenience it may be to her. Please consider showing her the love and support like she has shown to others.
With Love and Prayers,
Krystle Warren and Lisa Isaacs
A big day for Heidi. Clark and I flew home this morning, so we missed it, but John filled us in on all the details. She had a good night, she was awake and responsive for John and her nurse. She played her "fool the doctors" game again, however. Physical therapy was her forte today. She stood up with assistance from her therapists and John! She actually put her weight on her left leg and straightened right up, sat down on the bed, then stood again. A third attempt didn't work--she was too tired. After that accomplishment, Heidi settled in for a nap and after her massage, was out completely before John left for the evening. Tomorrow she's scheduled for her shunt placement to take care of cerebral fluid levels. That should help reduce the swelling even more than we've already seen.
Pray for continued advances in her physical abilities and a successful shunt placement. God is most certainly demonstrating His grace and power in Heidi!
Hi Heidi and family. I also suffered a brain aneurysm in 2003. Coils were used to repair it. I just wanted you to know that you can and will recover from this. We are both lucky and blessed ladies for sure. It's a difficult recovery, but you are going to do great! God Bless you!
One year later and Heidi is making progress every day. Her smile is still big and bright. She dresses herself and handles most daily routines with little or no help. She walks with only a cane for support. Best of all, she speaks more all the time. During a recent visit home to Oregon she drove one of our forklifts. She was thrilled, and Clark was ecstatic! She is our miracle from God and a true glorious unfolding. We are so grateful for your prayerful support. The expenses of Heidi's therapy and care at home continue, so I know she and John appreciate all the contributions you have made. We are overwhelmed by the ongoing response we see from all of you. Thank you!
Been following this story and Heidi has been in my prayers! R there any updates???
How is Heidi?
Heidi is progressing daily. Her steps through recovery may seem small, but each one is a miracle considering where we were not even a month ago. She has been out of ICU for several days and may be transferring to a rehab facility soon. We all cherish your prayers and support and know that God is hearing and acting in His time to bring Heidi a perfect recovery.
R there any updates on Heidi?? You all have been in my prayers!!!
Checking for updates on Heidi. Praying for the family. Please post updates :)
Lighting candles & Praying for Heidi daily!
Today's message brought tears to my eyes . You got this Heidi and the family and friends who are there for comfort, you are all Rock Stars. Continued prayers for peace and comfort . Father GOD I ask you in Jesus name be there , take her fear away, provide her with security and take away everything that is not of you. In Jesus name amen
That is fantastic news!
We are over joyed with the latest update!! The power of prayer is amazing!! Heidi & all of you are in our daily thoughts & continued prayers!! Thank you for keeping us updated!!
Praying for Heidi's full recovery! And also praying for John and the rest of Heidi's family. I don't know them, but I was in the waiting room at Stanford hospital yesterday waiting for my Dad to come out of surgery. I saw a "team Heidi" poster on the wall and decided to google "Heidi Bay Area" (I don't live here and had not seen her story). My heart sank when I saw the image that was included in the article - I recognized John right away (from walking up/down the halls). And then I read about her tragic accident. I pray that God will look over her, the medical teams, and her entire family! Praying for a full recovery soon!!
Good luck ! People help us save my son !
Good luck !
Prayers and thoughts with you and your family. Thank you for your service to the community Mr. Crouch.
Prayers and thoughts with your family during this tough time. Thank you for your service Mr. Crouch
Let's show those world renowned doctors what a true miracle looks like! I pretty sure this one looks just like that family in that picture up there! You are an amazing person Heidi! Fight the good fight!
Heidi stay strong and keep fighting. You have been fighting and fighting. Your babies need you. You have tons of prayers coming your way. I haven't seen you in years but I have been thinking about you daily. You have a huge team rooting for you. You are a fighter! Prayers coming your way.
Praying no news....is good news. Praying for time to heal, recover and improve. Praying for John and the kids that even though it's a difficult time they find time to smile and laugh!! Heidi, may GOD's hand continue to touch and heal you. From the posts that I've read, your one strong, tough cookie with a very loving and caring heart! Your a fighter....keep fighting! Prayers, hugs and healing coming your way :)
Thank you for all the updates on Heidi! Thank you to everyone for all the support for Heidi and John and family. Heidi is my cousin. She is truly a child of God. He will continue to answer our prayers. XO XO